When receiving cancer treatments – such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy – up to 80% of people can lose weight. But the lesser-known and less common side effect is weight gain, and some people can put on up to 8 stone.
Natasha Anastasiou from Lincoln was just 17 and still in school when this happened to her. She beat cancer, but then she had another difficult battle to fight. Farida Anderson from Manchester was 51 and a successful business woman when the same thing happened to her. Both women had their lives put on hold because of these terrible side effects, meaning their ‘waiting game’ for recovery went on and on.
Here’s my documentary: ‘The Weighting Game’.